“The experience has been productive for us as teachers because it has encouraged us to rethink our entire philosophy and practice of teaching…”

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Re-thinking teaching and learning

Giulia Forsythe in her role as Connector and Collaborator extraordinaire offered to provide feedback on behalf of some of the many teaching faculty with whom she has worked to create, adapt, and adopt open educational resources (OER).

Before their move to open, faculty were using expensive texts and ones that were ill-suited and inappropriate for the Canadian university undergraduate experience. A quote from history professors, Danny Samson and Michael Driedger, “the experience has been productive for us as teachers because it has encouraged us to rethink our entire philosophy and practice of teaching”.

Brock remains committed to OER and Open pedagogy and having the support of eCampusOntario is integral to remaining on the agenda of Senior Administration and Senate.